We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image taken at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which was the subject of our Behind the Image article in the October issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners!


“It’s okay everyone, we caught the mouse!” — Darren Jacobs


“The stilts thief had struck again.” — Ken Wilkinson

“The ‘Chair Utilisation’ training course was very much needed.”
— Robert Grohl

Black and white photograph showing people stood on tables and sofas, peering through a glass window.


  1. Les Quilter
    September 14, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

    The phrase, ‘standing room only,’ is created.


  2. Stephen Keane
    September 16, 2019 @ 1:21 pm

    “Zut alors”! does anyone have a pen?


  3. Les Quilter
    September 18, 2019 @ 9:11 pm

    Making us stand because they want to play chess on the floor is ridiculous!


  4. Darren Jacobs
    September 19, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

    It’s ok everyone, we caught the mouse !


  5. Christopher Warner
    September 23, 2019 @ 5:48 pm

    Proving war AND peace is Hell, no good seats remained for the signing of the treaty.


  6. ken wilkinson
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:32 pm

    The Stilts thief had struck again.


  7. Dave Cornell
    October 1, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    The latest round of Brexit negotiations drew a lot of attention.


  8. Robert Grohl
    October 1, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    The ‘Chair Utilisation’ training course was very much needed.


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